Engineering Dean Venkataramanan “Ragu” Balakrishnan receives prestigious international award for paper

photo of Venkataramanan "Ragu" Balakrishnan, the Charles H. Phipps Dean of the Case School of Engineering.

The International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) recently awarded Venkataramanan “Ragu” Balakrishnan, the Charles H. Phipps Dean of the Case School of Engineering, and two co-authors with the 2023 High Impact Paper Award for their paper titled “Robust constrained model predictive control using linear matrix inequalities,” originally published in 1996.

The award is given for their “contributions to the theory of robust model predictive control and its impact on industrial applications”.

Balakrishnan and his co-authors, Mayuresh V. Kothare (Lehigh University) and Manfred Morari (University of Pennsylvania), will receive the award at the 22nd IFAC World Congress in Yokohama, Japan, next year.

“I am honored by this recognition and to know that my contributions have had a lasting impact,” Balakrishnan said.